|Whether you are hiking the Appalachian Trail or traveling by car you should not miss
the opportunity to fish the Nolichucky River.
The Nolichucky is a world class small mouth bass river with some small mouths
exceeding 4 pounds. You may also find musky, crappie and catfish. During the months
when the water is cooler brown trout may be caught and rainbow trout are abundant.
The Erwin National Rainbow fish hatchery is only 7 miles from our hostel. This
hatchery was established in 1894 by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Last year the
hatchery produced over 13 million eggs from four strains to support their fish
After approximately two and a half years the breeder fish are delivered by truck to the
Chestoa Bridge only a few yards from our hostel and cabins. They have been pond fed,
are bred for beautiful color and can easily weigh 3 to 4 pounds.
Tennessee offers annual, 10 day and 3 day licenses. Children under the age of 13 need
no licenses. Licenses are sold by local merchants and instant licenses are available 24
hours, 7 days a week from the Wildlife Resources Agency. 1-888-814-TWRA or online at
We provide easy access to the riverbanks for miles in each direction.
For additional information on fishing the Nolichucky and other area rivers contact
Appalachian Angler, who strongly support Trout Unlimited and the Federation of Fly
Fishers. They offer guided day trips, overnight trips and excellent instruction for
novices and advanced anglers at 828-963-5050.
|This small mouth and rainbow were taken from the Nolichucky River
just feet from our hostel, as you can see in the background
|For more information contact
Appalachian Angler Fishing Guide Service
|Fishing The Nolichucky River
|UNCLE JOHNNY'S NOLICHUCKY
HOSTEL & OUTFITTERS
151 River Road, Erwin Tennessee
|Small Mouth Bass
|Brim & Sunfish
|CLICK HERE For The Nolichucky River
Water Levels and Forcast
| Foscoe Fishing Company & Outfitters
The only full line Orvis dealer and Orvis endorsed fly fishing outfitter located in the heart of the Appalachian
Mountains. Since 1985, our shop has been providing anglers with quality Orvis products and service that is second
to none! Each member of the FFCO Pro Staff is dedicated to making sure our customers are provided with the
service and expertise that is expected from an Orvis endorsed operation. Our goal is to provide anglers with the
equipment and knowledge that will make them more successful during his or her fishing adventures.
Our shop is located at: 9400 Highway 105 S. Foscoe, NC 28604 (Between Boone and Banner Elk)
Phone: 828-963-6556 Fax: 828-963-6569, Website, www.foscoefishing.com/ or Click Here
|The Appalachian Elktoe
(Alasmidonta raveneliana) was
federally listed as endangered in
1994. Today, there are seven
known populations: in the Upper
Nolichucky River basin of Mitchell
and Yancey counties, the Mills
River in Henderson County, the
Little River in Transylvania County,
the West Fork Pigeon and Pigeon
rivers in Haywood County, the
Tuckasegee River in Jackson and
Swain counties, the Cheoah River
in Graham County and the Little
Tennessee River in Macon County.
|Get Your Fishing License Here!
|Read The Rules Here